Welcome to our Spanish and Culture Center !
Ollin Tlahtoalli is a language center that offers Spanish Courses within a cultural framework and with an emphasis on meaningful and accurate communication strategies. We also offer programs which explore Oaxacan history and culture. All teachers at Ollin Center hold teaching certificates at the BA and Masters´level from Oaxaca State University and have five to ten years of teaching experience.
Spanish courses are offered throughout the year, either on a personalized basis or in small groups (2-3 students). We do not ask our students to pay in advanced and there is no application fee either, we simply ask you to contact us before coming so that we can talk about your previous language experience and expectations. One of our main goals is to tailor your classes to better suit your level and your learning styles.
Spanish at Ollin Center
To promote the recognition and appreciation of diverse cultures through experiential
living and learning. Using language as the bridge that connects us, our Spanish programs seek to enhance cross-cultural respect and appreciation that enriches communities by providing diverse opportunities for language-based teaching and learning.
Through this objective, we seek not only to broaden the knowledge of visitors to the Oaxaca area regarding our indigenous communities, but also reinforce respect for and preservation of indigenous languages and customs.
Our Name: Our Commitment to Society
The name of our center is composed of two Nahuatl words “Ollin” and “Tlahtoalli” which mean movement and language respectively. Nahuatl is a language indigenous to Mexico where it is spoken by more than 1.5 million people. Ollin Tlahtoalli is committed to the Oaxacan society, particularly with the indigenous groups that are often marginalized. By studying with us, you are supporting our programs in different communities in Oaxaca.
Ollin Tlahtoalli is a school commited to social justice which is reflected in the salaries and treatment of our staff.
We are located in the city of Oaxaca, Mexico. Our center is only a few blocks from the city´s main plaza or ¨zócalo".
Melchor Ocampo 710, Centro 68000 - Oaxaca, Oax. Mexico firstname.lastname@example.org
last updated: Feb. 2012